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Since 1984 every wrestling promoter has tried to beat Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation unsuccessfully… except one, Eric Bischoff. From a “C-Team Announcer” to the President of WCW, Eric did it all! The nWo, Monday Night Nitro, and most importantly beating Vince not once, but 83 times in a row! Hear all about it on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson!

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    • 4.7, 2.6K Ratings

Since 1984 every wrestling promoter has tried to beat Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation unsuccessfully… except one, Eric Bischoff. From a “C-Team Announcer” to the President of WCW, Eric did it all! The nWo, Monday Night Nitro, and most importantly beating Vince not once, but 83 times in a row! Hear all about it on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson!

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

gregory_k_mitchell ,

The Conrad Show, pretty much

Mr. Bischoff is not playing a character, but one could be forgiven for mistaking his role here as that of the heel executive douche nozzle.

For the podcast medium, having some measurable amount of charisma or likability goes a long way; but Bischoff’s lack thereof puts the heavy lifting of this show squarely on the shoulders of Conrad Thompson.

As proven clearly on his other shows with far more capable and likable co-hosts (Bruce and JR, of course), Conrad is up to the task of delivering on this podcast’s mission; and in theory this podcast is a terrific counterpart to Something to Wrestle and Grilling. Conrad is informed, strong willed, and entertaining. He can compare and contrast the differences between WCW and WWF objectively and does an excellent job balancing the mind of a smark with the genuine heart of a simple fan.

Bischoff, meanwhile, is smug, charmless and, most strikingly to me, slow on his feet to think and reason his way in, out and through the subjects (even though the subject is his favorite: himself). He obstinately muscles his way through disagreements, any objective questioning of his executive decisions or rationale thereof. It’s not fun or enlightening to listen to, period.

As well meaning but “bless his heart” dunderheaded as Sean Waltman’s podcast is, you’re at least listening to a talented man trying to work through it all and in a medium outside of his comfort zone; but with Bischoff, he seems arrogantly oblivious to his shortcomings: as much as he’ll disagree with me, he is NOT an engaging or entertaining talker and, as a result, any alleged genius he takes credit for and executive leadership lessons we could hear from his time at the top (and bottom) are lost in a smokescreen of smug that even Conrad’s bright light can’t cut through...at least not worthy of 2 hours of my time.

Bravo, Conrad; no thanks, Mr. Bischoff.

Tonytwodat ,

83 Weeks of Awesomeness

83 Weeks is Everything and more for a wrestling fan. Eric and Conrad’s chemistry is great. Eric doesn’t beat around the bush, either he knows or he doesn’t. I feel the most honesty from Eric. His shows take me back to a good time. Awesome time! Thanks keep up the good work!

stunation ,

Wcw memories

Tony and Conrad are great to listen to, going back to wcw’s past is really intriguing, keep it up fellas

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